Development: Associate Director/Director, Program Management

Revolution Medicines is a clinical-stage precision oncology company focused on developing novel targeted therapies to inhibit elusive frontier targets within notorious growth and survival pathways, with particular emphasis on RAS and mTOR signaling pathways. As a new member of the RevMed team, you will join other outstanding scientists who are helping lead our efforts in the discovery and development of new medicines for unmet needs in cancer.


An ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced Project Management professional with demonstrated ability to manage drug development projects from research through IND-enabling studies to Phase 2 proof-of-concept. This individual will work closely with the project leader and cross-functional teams to define project strategy to meet corporate goals, develop integrated project plans, and implement plans to meet business objectives. The successful candidate will draw upon their experience to:

  • Develop and issue timely meeting agendas and minutes, facilitate project team meetings and follow up on action items, ensure effective cross-functional communication and decision making to maintain alignment between key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Communicate, document, and archive project team activities, meeting materials and decisions; act as a primary contact for project team related information.

  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project plan (goals, key objectives, deliverables, risks) and timelines to enable accurate project, financial and portfolio analyses for business planning processes.

  • Oversee and prepares project team budget including key deliverables and assumptions to support project plan, resources and costs collaborating with Finance and other cross-functional departments.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including clear, succinct and timely communication and proven ability to foster important relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Identify, recommend and implement opportunities for streamlining team and business processes.

  • Partner with the team leader to ensure the team achieve and maintains a high-level of sustainable performance, by applying appropriate team management best practices.

  • Participate in establishment of project team system guidance, best practices and implementation.

  • Support new corporate development activities or other initiatives performing tasks as required supporting department, portfolio or corporate needs.

Required Skills

Ideal candidate will have the following experience and be able to demonstrate the following:

  • B.A. or BSc. in Life Sciences with a MSc. or MBA or Ph.D. a plus and at least 8 years’ experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with at least 5 years’ direct development project management managing cross-functional teams.

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or other PM certification or equivalent a plus.

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with all levels within the company including  internal partners and functional areas.

  • Ability to summarize complex information into simple concepts for broad communication to project teams as well as for management status reports.

  • Broad knowledge of the drug development process, coupled with strong proficiency in project management practices, tools, and methodology.

  • Expertise in developing and managing project scope, deliverables, risks & resources requirements including:

  • Scheduling building, tracking, management, and communication

  • Budget management

  • Risk management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders as well as to utilize strong conflict management skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to communicate complex issues.

  • Ability to translate strategy into action; strong influence, negotiation, and presentation skills.

  • Proven track record of good decision making and exercising sound judgment.

  • Experience using Project Management software to manage complex project timelines and resources.

  • Proven ability/expertise to influence internal teams to achieve project goals.

  • Experience building, managing and articulating comprehensive, complex, cross-functional plans.

  • Strong computer proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint.